Saturday, 29 September 2012

Busy sewing and making cupcakes, plus, a new additon to the family :)

To all my lovely followers, sorry it's been such a long time since my last post.

I could try and think of a million and one excuses, but in truth, it's far easier just to say, that life just sometimes gets in the way of all the fun stuff.

I have been busy making and baking though, and fully intend to get back into the land blogging with with you all :)

Since my last post, which by the way, Zach was absolutely delighted about (as was I) by all your wonderful and kind comments about his Smashbook, THANK YOU EVERYONE!!!
I have been super busy and have even become an Auntie, horray!!!!!!!!

With all this recent Smashing, I decided to make my beautiful baby niece a handmade baby Smashbook. I had such fun making it, as it was wonderful to play with sooooo much PINK, for a change :)
Sadly though, I forgot to take a picture of it before giving it to my sister, darn! I also made a fab grunge type mixed media mini album which took forever!!! for my sister, which again, I forgot to snap, darn again!!!!

But.... I did remember to take a few pics of some of my more recent projects made with my wonderful new love, my sewing machine!!!! Love, love, love it!!!

So far, I have made several bits and bobs, bunting, pin cushions, and a few little simple cushions. I'm also working on some pyramid mice, which are not really working out for me just yet, but have since made some scotty dogs that do :)

So here are some pics of what I've been up to, and some of the things I did remember to take photos of :) along with a picture of my beautiful baby niece who was born in July. Love you little baba!!!!

Anyway, hugs to all my lovely crafty pals, and I promise to be back soon with more, along with some plans for craft fairs and a Christmas daily journal, can't wait!!! :)

Oh, nearly forgot, have also added just a few cupcakes I made for one of my children last week for his 8th birthday party. The little flags took nearly as long to make as the cupcakes, lol!
These are the tidy pics :) but after 14 boys, yes, I did just say 14 boys (nine of which stayed the night!) the house, plus cakes, didn't look quite the same, lol!!!

Happy Crafting
Suzie xxxx :)


Svjetlana said...

Lovely work Sue and your niece is just adorable, congratulations

crafting to stay sane said...

Congrats Auntie Suzie! Your niece is so cute! Love the bunting you have been making! Hope you are all keeping well we are all fine here!
hugs Alyson xx

Felicia said...

Hi Suzie Boo, how are you?
First, I LOVE your bunting! then I wanted to say, I have changed the settings on my blog and thank you for pointing it out (since I never comment on my own blog I forget these things!)
As for the classes, I'm hiring a room at our local youth centre, I have to have public liability insurance and I put an advert in both of our local free papers (its a bit expensive to advertise but everyone in town reads it) so I don't think I will make much profit on the first run of classes but you have to start somewhere and learn from any mistakes this time round.
You should definately try it!
oh, and your niece is fab!!
Felicia xx

Hi I'm Maria... said...

welcome to your baby niece suzie and congratulations...

love your bunting, cupcakes and all your makes, well done with your new sewing machine, looks like you are going have lots of fun with it...

and yes, am looking forward to the christmas journal..

maria xx

Louise said...

WOW Suzie you have been busy! Your niece is adorable, its so lovely to have a new baby in the family!

Considering you have just got your machine you are doing really well, the bunting is gorgeous! x

tartantaz said...

wow, great pics loving the bunting. This sewing melarky is catchy and pretty cool huh? Ive just got my first sewing machine too :) T x

Sandy Leigh said...

Oh my goodness--I love everything! Your bunting hangings, your pin cushions, and the cute pillow and mouse--you have been busy on your new sewing machine! Can I have a cupcake? Those look delish!! That baby is so sweet!! --Sandy Leigh

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous projects Suzie! I have turned off verification on my blog for now to see if that helps! Thanks x CC

CoventryAnn said...

Loving the bunting :)

Sandy Leigh said...

Hi Sue! I just saw your comment and question--yes, please, absolutely make the kitty pattern! I have had this pattern for at least 20 years, and it's pretty generic really, and you can make it whatever size you want. My kitties are about 8 inches high--it's so fun to finish them off with the ribbon. You could also embroider on their eyes or use buttons. Have fun with your craft fair! Hugs!

Samantha Wright said...

Hey Sue glad to see you are back :-)

OMG how cute is your niece!!!

Love all the sewing you have been doing I'll come down for some lessons lol Ive just pinched my mams sewing machine which has hardlies been used and was up in loft being negected so I am attempting to make 2 easter dresses for my nieces yeas I said Easter as it is going to take me that long to get it figured out how to 1. use it and 2. make a dress lol!!

Cupcakes look yummy! ive not made any cakes for ages! 14 boys for sleep over are you mad :-) I get tired looking after my 2 nieces for a few hours! :-)

lots of love sam xx